Texas Makes it Easy

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) produced a seven-page summary of the surprise-billing law (Senate Bill 1264) passed by the Texas Legislature in 2019. TMA’s overview explains topics such as when the law applies, and how the arbitration process works. The summary is accessible here: https://tinyurl.com/tvyxhvy

Payback: West Coast Doc Pays Penalties

The California Department of Managed Care (DMHC) settled a lawsuit against Dr. Nancy B. Way, “requiring her to stop illegally balance billing California enrollees,” and to pay $13,000 civil penalties. In response to the action, DMHC Director Shelley Rouillard recommends that consumers check their bills and contact their health plan if they have questions. Additional information may be accessed here: https://tinyurl.com/vrtl7bg.